Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Molten Chocolate Mini Cakes


I had purchased my floral cupcake pan ages ago and FINALLY used it.  I started on a quest for a molten lava cake recipe for a friend and ended with Molten cupcakes.  These are awesome.  
For all you boxed cake makers, give this recipe a try, it is super easy.


Here is what my Silicone Cupcake Pan looks like.  Cute isn't it?  With a house full of boys, I rarely get to use it!  I was going to do these for bunco before I found the cute dice cake idea and recipes.  If you haven't seen my alcoholic cakes...check it out.

Anyway, here is what you need to do:


Spray the inside of your pan.


Follow the recipe and put your pan into the oven to bake.  (recipe at the end of this post)


Release cute molded cakes onto a large, round platter.


Serve with your favorite ice cream and chocolate sauce.  (I love Trader Joe's Midnight Moo!)


See how gooey they are inside!  Yum!

Here is the recipe:

The Pampered Chef ®
Molten Chocolate Mini Cakes
Recipe
 6 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (60% cocoa) 
 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (do not substitute margarine) 
 3 whole eggs 
 3 egg yolks 
 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 
 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 
Vanilla ice cream (optional) 

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Generously spray wells of Silicone Floral Cupcake Pan with nonstick cooking spray. Wipe off excess cooking spray from top surface of pan; set pan aside. Coarsely chop chocolate using Chef's Knife. Combine chocolate and butter in Classic Batter Bowl; microwave on HIGH 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring after each 30-second interval. Remove chocolate mixture from microwave; cool 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk eggs and egg yolks into chocolate mixture using Stainless Whisk. Add sugar and flour; mix just until dry ingredients are incorporated using Classic Scraper.
  3. Divide batter equally among wells using slightly mounded Large Scoop. Bake 13-14 minutes or until outside edges are set and center is still liquid. (Cracks will appear wet. Do not overbake.)
  4. Remove pan from oven using clean kitchen towel; immediately place inverted Simple Additions® Large Round Platter over pan. Carefully invert pan. Gently press on tops and sides of wells to loosen cakes. Slowly lift pan, checking to see that all cakes have released before lifting pan completely. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
Yield: 12 servings

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